This page contains links to files that are of interest to volunteers at the Talking Newspaper.


All of our producers should be familiar with the recording process, and how to create digital master files for USB production and website uploads. A copy of our latest technical manual is available to download in PDF format below.

Download the technical manual


For editors, we have a set of guidelines to content and duration for all recordings. It is important that all editors follow these guidelines so that we provide a consistent service to our listeners. There is also a set of planning sheets available to download, either in Excel (.xls) format for completion on a computer, or in PDF format to print out and complete by hand.

Download editorial guidelines

Planning sheets: Excel format PDF format